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Residency Program


Residency Application Information

Policy and Procedure for Resident Selection

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Residency Application Information


We welcome your interest in our Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program.  Please follow the links on the right of this page to view information related to our program and application procedures.  We hope that the descriptive material provided in these links will provide you with an overview of the educational advantages you would derive by training at Temple University Hospital and Temple University School of Medicine.  Our program offers you ample opportunity to become a highly skilled diagnostic radiologist through its balance of patient care, teaching and research.  The Department of Radiology provides a full academic learning environment in a setting that fosters the close faculty-student interpersonal relationships that results in optimal graduate medical training.


All first-year positions will be offered through the National Resident Matching Program. If you are a senior medical student, your enrollment with the NRMP will be handled by your dean's office. If you are a physician, you may enroll with the NRMP as an Independent Applicant, or you may participate through your medical school. To enroll as an Independent Applicant, contact:


2450 N Street, NW

Suite 201

Washington, DC 20037-1141

Applicants are selected on the basis of academic and personal qualifications without regard to race, sex, age, marital status, religion, or national origin. Applications to our program will be handled through ERAS - the Electronic Residency Application Service. If you have any questions about ERAS, you should either contact your dean's office or call the ERAS HelpLine at 202-828-0413.


Please follow these procedures carefully to ensure that your application will be satisfactorily completed:

  1. Complete the common application form fully.
  2. Strongly consider appending a personal statement, since this frequently gives you the opportunity to present a more complete picture of your talents, achievements, and thoughts.
  3. We require submission of USMLE Scores for Part I and Part II (if available). This is easily accomplished through ERAS. When you complete the application form, you must indicate that you wish an official transcript of your USMLE record to be released to us. The scores will then be automatically added to your file. You must request repeat transmission of your USMLE transcript to submit your Part II score; you should make your request shortly after the Part II scores are reported to you, and an updated transcript will then be transmitted at no extra charge.
  4. We require a small photograph so that we can identify each of the large number of individuals with whom we have interacted. Your photograph will be transmitted to us through ERAS
  5. Make certain that the following supporting documents are sent directly to us from their origin:
    • Official Dean's letter and transcript from your medical school. These will be appended to your application once released by your medical school.
    • Three letters of recommendation.

Please direct any problems or concerns regarding your application to my office. You may communicate with us through any of the following:


Beverly L Hershey MD

Residency Director

c/o: Jennifer Appel

Program Coordinator

Department of Diagnostic Radiology

Temple University Hospital

1316 Ontario Street

Philadelphia, PA 19140

Telephone:   215-707-2640
Fax:                215-707-5851
E-mail:         jennifer.appel@tuhs.temple.edu

All applications received and completed by mid October will be equally considered.  Written invitations to visit the Department of Radiology for an interview will be sent to the address listed as your current address on the application. We anticipate mailing these invitations by the end of October and suggest that you advise us to use your alternate address if you will be away from your current address during that time. Interviews will be conducted on selected days in November, December and January.


The Department of Radiology thanks you for your interest in our Residency Program and looks forward to receiving your application materials. If the enclosed information does not answer all of your questions, please feel free to contact the Residency Director or Residency Coordinator at the telephone numbers above.


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Policy and Procedure for Resident Selection


1. Only applicants who are eligible for entry into American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved graduate medical education (GME) programs shall be selected for appointment as residents in Temple University Hospital ACGME-approved residency programs. Any additional eligibility requirements required by an individual ACGME Residency Review Committee shall be followed by the corresponding Temple University Hospital GME program.
Eligible candidates shall include:

a. Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

b. Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

c. Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who meet one of the following qualifications:

i. Have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), or

ii. Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. licensing jurisdiction.

d. Graduates of medical schools outside the United States who have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school. Details of the requirements Fifth Pathway programs can be found in the ACGME Directory of Graduate Medical Education (Green Book).

2. GME Programs shall select among eligible applicants on the basis of the applicant’s educational preparation for graduate medical education; ability; aptitude; academic credentials; communication and interpersonal skills; and personals qualities such as motivation, integrity, and positive fit with the culture of the organization and/or medical specialty/subspecialty.

3. At the time of entry into the residency training program, the candidate must be a citizen of the United States or hold a visa which is acceptable for graduate medical education. The policies of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, the ECFMG, and the ACGME shall be used to determine what constitutes appropriate visa status.

4. At the time of entry into the residency training program, the resident must possess a valid graduate medical training license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A resident who does not possess a valid graduate training license can not perform patient care activities.

5. Where applicable, it is strongly suggested that resident selection should be made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The rules that govern NRMP participation for both matched and unmatched positions shall be followed. GME Programs that participate in alternative matching programs shall follow the rules governing those programs.

a. Applicants shall be selected without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

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Related Web Sites

The American Board of Radiology - www.theabr.org

American College of Radiology - www.acr.org


Association of American Medical Colleges - www.aamc.org


Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education - www.acgme.org

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